Steamy mug of spicy cider.
Swirling leaves a’tumbling down.
Gentle breeze evokes a shiver.
Summer’s casting off her crown.
Soft wind spiced with harvest’s fragrance.
Melon juice drips off my chin.
Crickets chirping final chorus.
Autumn’s fingers reaching in.
Sapphire blooms along the fencerow.
Zinnias tempt with pollen binge.
Pumpkin splashes dot the garden.
Russet hues appear on fringe.
Monarch flutters over meadow.
Floating fluff of milkweed pod.
Shrill cicadas close the season.
Asters sway with goldenrod.
Settling down to treasured pages.
Cozy corner. Blanket snug.
Moonbeams casting silken shadows.
Eyelids droop with Autumn’s drug.
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